Twenty-nine-year-old Leon Zbudowskyj (on the left in the picture above) was a last-minute replacement for more experienced star attraction “Fabio” (on the right). Alas, Fabio had to cancel his gig at the Baltic Inn in south Wales, leaving Leon in the spotlight.
Regrettably, the pub’s audience of 150 tipsy women didn’t take a shine to Leon. After heckling and booing the substitute stripper, Zbudowskyj became enraged and dived into the crowd, triggering a mass brawl.
Zbudowskyj’s “Ladies Night” show began with the stripper strolling out on stage dressed as a fireman, but it quickly became clear to audience members that their replacement stripper had no music or dance routine. The crowd, who had each paid £10 ($16) to see Fabio, began to hurl abuse, with some even scrunching up napkins to throw at Zbudowskyj.
Tempers became more frayed from that point, with Zbudowskyj choosing to spit frothy cream at his unappreciative audience before sitting on a chair in the middle of the stage in a giant sulk.
Compere Debra Jones told CapitalBay:
“He was diabolical, he was disgusting, he just didn’t have anything, no music, no dance routine. He looked like he had come off the street, he looked dirty, he was unshaven and he didn’t have a six-pack. In fact, he looked like he had been hit in the face with a wok. He just wasn’t the sort of person you wanted to see take their kit off.
“At first he spat cream at the women and then he just sat down on a chair on the stage. He didn’t move, he just glared at the audience.”
A rueful Jones reflected:
“We could have done with a stage hook to drag him off.”
When Zbudowskyj finally lost his rag and jumped into the crowd, five police cars were sent to the pub to break up the fight.
A spokeswoman for the Dyfed Powys Police said:
“A 29-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault and bailed pending further inquiries.”